Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A Christmas Tree for Pyn by Olivier Dunrea

Pyn, the small daughter of a mountain man, longs for a Christmas tree. She asks her papa every day. When he ignores her request, she decides to get tree for herself. The snow drifts are bigger than she is. Will Pyn get her tree for Christmas?

What I thought: A sweet story with charming illustrations. Pyn is persistent and I like that about her. Dunrea makes good use of white space. The illustrations for A Christmas Tree for Pyn are very like his in Old Bear and His Cub. My favorite illustrations are Pyn and Papa out in the snow, giving thanks, and the tree all decorated.

(Philomel, 2011)

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